Risk Audit - Leading specialist in search and contingency recruitment

Internal Audit & Technology Audit Recruitment Specialists



Risk Audit Recruitment Services Limited (RARS) operates as a niche recruiter in the internal audit sector within banking and financial services. It offers a professional and confidential service to clients who require expertise and resources for their organisations, and candidates who are seeking a new role in the industry.

The company has a major network within internal audit departments in a wide variety of banks and financial services companies both in the United Kingdom and internationally.

The knowledge, professional standards and ethical stance within the company ensures that it offers a new dimension in recruiting for professionals in this sector.

RARS has established itself as an expert in both Retained Search and Contingency Recruitment and is dedicated to ensuring its candidates and clients alike have a positive experience in their interactions with the company.

At RARS we understand that staffing is crucial and that getting it right is not always straight-forward. New skill-sets are continually sought after and with the enormous changes in the economic and political landscape since the Credit Crunch, ever more specialism will be required.

RARS is well placed to assist candidates and clients in their quests for a stable, exciting and successful future. It is positioned to provide a professional and discreet service to its candidates and clients and to help guide them through the various stages of the recruitment process.

RARS' Expertise

RARS prides itself on its ability to understand clients’ requirements and match suitably qualified individuals in an effective way. Our managing director, Mitchell Ross is an ex-industry professional and we believe this provides a significant edge over the competition.

The knowledge within the company is unique, and focused, and our consultants are trained to understand key trends and innovations within the full range of financial services markets.

Ethics and Professionalism

RARS has always operated with strong professional and ethical standards. Our candidates and clients are given the utmost respect and treated with complete honesty. Customer service is a huge driver within the business and our consultants are trained to deliver a conscientious and reliable service to all.

Furthermore, all of our staff are encouraged to keep up-to-date with market and client developments. This results in a more informed and objective view of the marketplace, and a greater added value to our clients.


Below is a list of recent vacancies.  To view all vacancies please click here

Associate IT Auditor
Salary: Competitive salary plus bonus  Location: London
An Associate level technology auditor, responsible for reviewing, testing and assessing technology controls in business-integrated audits, and participating in technology audits across all aspects of information technology including hardware, database, messaging and networks. Working closely with senior colleagues, and close interaction with business and technology partners.

EMEA Infra Audit Lead
Salary: Competitive salary plus bonus  Location: London
Significant role within the London audit team of a global investment bank. Looking for an experienced and capable Infrastructure Audit lead for EMEA. The role will also require a third of your time to be spent on applications and integrated audits. You will be expected to manage your own work load and be able to project lead multiple audits concurrently, as well as managing small teams on specific assignments.

Internal Auditor - Corporate Bank
Salary: +/- £80,000 plus package  Location: London
Key responsibilities: • Responsible for the timely execution of risk based internal audit reviews, in accordance with the Annual Audit Plan • Ensure that the activities of the London Branch comply with the requirements of all relevant UK regulations and standards. • Conduct effective reviews of all aspects of risk management and control throughout the Branch activities, in order to provide an independent and objective assurance. • Provide assistance to the Head of Internal Audit when drafting and establishing the Branch’s Annual Internal Audit work Plan • Offer input in the review and refining of audit procedures, methods and programmes where necessary for the conduct of the internal audit function. • Draft and implement Audit Planning Memorandums, and Audit Work Programmes. • Prepare the audit results for the review of and the quality assurance by the Head of Internal Audit and the Internal Audit Division. • Deputise for the Head of Internal Audit in his absence including attending Branch Committee meetings • Provide written and verbal advice to the Head of Internal Audit, Internal Audit Division and Branch Management on risk-related issues, including systems, control and new products. • Perform a review of new product proposals by ensuring risks and required internal controls are adequately highlighted to the Head of Internal Audit, Head Office and Branch Management for information and consideration. • Communicate the audit activities to the Head of Internal Audit, Regulators, External Auditors and third party consultants who have signed a non-disclosure agreement with the Branch.

VP Auditor - Currencies & Emerging Markets
Salary: Competitive salary plus bonus  Location: London
Key role responsibilities • Execute Audits across the Currencies and Emerging Markets businesses and develop a detailed understanding of these business areas • Develop a strong control environment by partnering with stakeholders and audit colleagues • Design and implement a risk basked audit program with effective risk assessment • Plan, execute and document audits with limited supervision and to a high standard in accordance with department and professional standards • Finalise audit findings and use judgment to provide an overall opinion on the control environment • Communicate audit results and issues in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and in writing • Implement and execute an effective program of continuous auditing for assigned areas • Build and maintain key relationships with stakeholders and colleagues, establishing a culture of engagement while adding value • Mentor more junior staff and demonstrate strong project management skills by leading multiple/concurrent audits

Audit Associate - Credit Risk
Salary: Competitive  Location: London
Our client is seeking an Audit Associate with strong experience of Counterparty Credit Risk or even Market Risk to join their risk management audit team. Key responsibilities of the role: • You will have strong credit risk knowledge as a practitioner with experience across all areas of credit risk. • Develop knowledge of market and operational risk as part of routine duties. • Risk Management reviews covering all aspects of the firm's market, credit and operational risk processes. • Regular communications with the Senior Risk Managers in London and other parts of the world to discuss market trends and the level of risk exposure.

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